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Name:   Lifer - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/10/2016 6:38:00 PM   IP ADDRESS: 198.223.206.239

Coming up the creek today after an early morning boat ride and witnessed stupidy on a grand scale. A pontoon boat was pulling out from a pier and had four people sitting on the front deck of a pontoon OUTSIDE THE GUNWALE (RAILING). At least 2 were young enough to require life jackets, maybe they all were, no way to tell at the distance we were at. Of course none of them had one on. I would be surprised if they even had properly fitting jackets on the boat. So me being me I hollered and pointed to the kids and said that is illegal and dangerous. The driver jumps up but instead of making the children move inside he closes the side gate of the pontoon, which I not even noticed was open. He hollers back and says thank you and just smiles and waves.  Had I been driving I would have turned around and chased them down and given them a proper tongue lashing. I might have gotten shot or cursed out but at least he would have known how to keep the kids safe.

So here is my question, what would others have done in this situation? If it was adults I would have ignored it and let the Darwin Principle rein supreme, but these were kids. One looked no older than 4-5 years old and was bent over the front looking down into the water. Chop throttle and that kid is overboard and headed straight into the prop. Am I out of line for wanting to chase them down and educate such fools or should I just let it go?





Name:   Mack - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/10/2016 7:00:23 PM   IP ADDRESS: 74.240.81.107

You never know how your concerns will be received these days. Ram your boat, shoot at you or say thanks and correct the behavior.

Your concern might very well have saved a life, or at a minimum, the driver might have learned a lesson,,,, if he had understood the danger for his passengers.





Name:   Shortbus - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/10/2016 8:53:57 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.207.126

The front of a pontoon boat is the entrance to an unescapable meat grinder.

Do not leave until:

1) The kids are repositioned or on your boat

2) The idiot understands the first sentence





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/10/2016 9:46:45 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.169.31.17

Since you know pier, locate address and report to Marine Police. You can get number from  bow and call Marine Police. This is a perfect example of how some have no common sense. You shoud still report it and maybe Capt Brook will have someone go to the house and talk to them.





Name:   flyfisher - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/11/2016 10:53:25 AM   IP ADDRESS: 173.184.76.91

i believe we all have an obligation for the safety of others when we see potential danger, irregardless of what the driver says or thinks





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/11/2016 3:03:19 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.169.31.17





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   HEY FLYFISHER
Date:   7/11/2016 3:11:51 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.169.31.17

Safety on the water knows no political views. The Right and Left can finally agree on something positive. By the way, years ago i was asked a question about a word you and I used....irregardless. I was asked what is the difference between regardless and irregardless. The bottom line is regardless covers it.





Name:   Spot Remover - Email Member Reply
Subject:   HEY FLYFISHER
Date:   7/12/2016 7:53:38 AM   IP ADDRESS: 24.181.40.185

I know I'm going to get a butt whipping one day, but I just can't sit back and watch some of this crap.





Name:   flyfisher - Email Member Reply
Subject:   HEY FLYFISHER
Date:   7/12/2016 9:30:00 AM   IP ADDRESS: 173.184.76.91

GF--as i went to AU, thats the english they taught me !!!





Name:   Blue Creek - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Unbelievable invincible ignorance
Date:   7/19/2016 6:10:53 AM   IP ADDRESS: 108.167.98.86

I think you should have chased them or at least reported them to the marine police.  Idiots like that are why the rest of us pay so much for boat insurance.  Also, if he doesn't care about the folks on his boat he sure as *&%$ doesn't care about the people on yours.  







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